January 31, 1940
The first Social Security check ever, totaling $22.54, is delivered by mail to Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont.
February 2, 1887
The first Groundhog Day, featuring Phil, the rodent meteorologist, is celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
February 7, 1964
The Beatles arrive at New York’s Kennedy airport, greeted by 3,000 screaming fans, launching “Beatlemania” in the U.S.